Grace Is a Teacher

  We are almost to the end of our second week (2 1/2 months to go!) of our no spend challenge. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how easy it has been so far. Yes, I know it’s only been two weeks. But usually the hardest time in a challenge is the beginning…before you get a … Read more

Choosing the Good Part

  My kids are both sleeping.  That is really huge.  Like that never happens anymore.  And the sun is shining on me and a gorgeous Autumn breeze is coming through my kitchen window.  I try to live a thankful life, but there are just moments that overwhelm me with thankfulness.  Sometimes all a mom needs … Read more

You’re Doing a Good Job, Momma

  Motherhood is hard. Hard isn’t necessarily bad.. it’s just… hard. I didn’t think it would be a piece of cake when my husband and I would dream about our future family. I knew it wasn’t going to be all fun and games. I knew that.  But I didn’t realize how hard some days would … Read more

Be Brave

  The other day Reagan said, “Mom, you are brave!!” It took me by surprise. Me? Brave? The one who sometimes looks at others and worries what they think? Me, who at times holds onto life too tight fearing it might be taken? The one who sometimes forgets to walk by faith, and not by … Read more

Cultivate ~ Grow

{Cultivate} Prepare, foster, growth of, improve by labor, care or study. {Grow} Progress to maturity, BECOME gradually or increasingly. Last week, at my mom’s group meeting, our speaker was a lady who loves gardening and has been gardening for years.  She gave us tips and pointers on starting and maintaining a garden.  We painted flower … Read more


    Spring is the time when we all think of deep cleaning, organizing our homes from top to bottom, and getting rid of clutter.  As Paul and I have been gearing our minds in that direction, making lists of what needs to be cleaned, touched up, and repaired, God has been dealing with me … Read more

Perfect Peace

    Recently I was visiting with someone and the comment was made, “these days almost everyone  has some sort of mental issue.”  It was not in a judgmental or condemning manner, but said with sadness for the state of man.  I was reminded of this as I read my Bible this morning and came to the … Read more